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Three Car Crash in Columbia 

Nine people were taken to the hospital Tuesday, after a three-car crash on Rt. 1 in Columbia.The Washington County Sheriff’s Department says a motorist was trying to turn off of U.S. 1 when their car was rear ended.The force of that collision pushed pushed the car into the path of a third vehicle coming from the other direction.Authorities say everyone in the vehicles were wearing safety belts.They were taken to the hospital in Machias for treatment.